PiLA was established in 2002 by an enthusiastic group of Princeton students, alumni, staff, and faculty as an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening in the Americas the fulfillment of the University's motto, "Princeton in the nation's service, and in the service of all nations."
PiLA offers service experiences in Latin America and the
Caribbean to match outstanding recent college graduates
who are interested in year-long service fellowship
opportunities with partner NGO and multilateral
organizations that are engaged in socially responsible
development projects throughout the region.
Since its inception, PiLA has placed over 200 fellows with more
than 50 partners in seventeen countries in Latin America and
the Caribbean. PiLA's long-term strategy is to place some 100
fellows each year, and to have a constructive, measurable impact
on our fellows, on our partner NGOs, and on the communities
our partners serve.